Law and Justice Internship Extended (6cp) (11268.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Internship
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.25||6||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Canberra Law School||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
There will be at least three compulsory (assessable) workshop sessions held on campus where students will be exposed to preparing for an internship; generic and personal skills required; awareness; professional practices; relevant theories and services of the UC Careers office. Students would build on the professional planning modules in Foundations of Law and Justice.
This unit may be co-taught with a PG version of the unit.
For information on internships please read MyUC https://www.canberra.edu.au/content/myuc/home/course/internships-and-placements/course-internships.html
Please refer to the BGL Law Internship page https://www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/faculties/busgovlaw/internships/law-and-justice-internships for additional information on the internship process.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Evaluate and report on the relationships between discipline specific theories and actual professional practice through self-directed learning;
2. Analyse discipline specific related practices and identify how these relations could be improved, including reflecting on how social and ethical issues in the workplace impact on practice;
3. Work individually and in groups to communicate their experiences both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; and
4. Apply practical skills, including analysis, research, problem solving and writing in a law or justice workplace to solve a real legal or justice problem or problems.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisiteshis unit is only available to students in a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Justice Studies course.
Students must have passed 48 credit points before requesting enrolment in this unit.
Enrolment must approved by the Unit Convener and is dependent on the availability of a suitable placement.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Summer Semester||28 November 2022||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Winter Term||30 May 2023||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Internship||Mr Greg Boland|
There are no compulsory textbooks to purchase. However, recommended readings include:
Barbara Bassot, The Reflective Journal (Macmillan International Higher Education, 2020) (HD8038A1 B37. 2017)
Barbara Bassot, The Employability Journal (Bloomsbury, 2020) (HF5381.6 B38. 2017)
Daniel Susskind and Susskind R, The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform The Work of Human Experts (Oxford University Press, 2017).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
There will be drop boxes on the unit Canvas site where you should submit all assessment items. If you experience difficulty in adding any item then you may submit it directly to the Unit Convener.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Participation in this unit requires you to attend all workshops and attend in the workplace for 150 hours.
Students are expected to complete the "InPlace" software application that can be found on the Canvas site or UC website for this unit. Once populated with all the relevant details (including the Pre Place "Badge") the Unit Convenor will assess and approve if the placement is acceptable. Notification will then be generated and an email sent to both yourself and your placement Supervisor indicating this approval. There is also a Learner/Supervisor Agreement to be completed and this can be found on the unit Canvas site. Should you have any difficulties please email your Unit Convenor directly.
Required IT skills
There are no additional costs for this unit unless a "Police Check" or "Working with Minors" certificate is required. A total of approximately $30 should cover these checks/reports if required. The UC Career's Office can assist you should these be required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
As this unit involves a work integrated learning placement all students must adhere to University policy during WIL activities, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
AND in addition:
1. This unit has pre-placement requirements (e.g. Pre-Place, Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisation/s). All interns must also complete the Pre-Place modules and achieve a "Badge" indicating their completion prior to commencement of your Placement. You can self-enrol in this Pre-Place module through the UC Learn site here or by using this link or copying the below address into your browser:
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit
Remember this unit involves 150 hours of work placement to be completed either virtually or at your designated venue. Therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items such as reports or essays.
Should you experience any unprofessional behaviour during your internship please let your unit convener know as soon as possible. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% participation at all learning activities (virtual workshops, practicals etc. if scheduled – see section 3) for the successful completion of this unit (also see section 6c). If such requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your Course Convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.
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